OUR TEAM

Leigh Iacovangelo

Leigh Iacovangelo

Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Leigh is a Senior Physiotherapist, Clinical Director and Partner of Rise Health Group. Leigh has worked for Rise Health Group since 2011 and values community, team work and multidisciplinary care.

Mitch Edwards

Mitch Edwards

Physiotherapist

Mitch completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. Mitch specialises in occupational health, and is currently Head Physiotherapist at Rowville Football Club

Athena Nicolaou

Athena Nicolaou

Exercise Scientist and Physiotherapy Student

Athena has completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, and is currently completing her Masters of Physiotherapy at Swinburne University. Athena has a special interest in sports injury rehabilitation, and works as Rehab Coordinator at Eastern Rangers Football Club.

Thomas Lariba-Taing

Thomas Lariba-Taing

Exercise Physiologist

Thomas Lariba-Taing has a Bachelor in Exercise Science and Human Movement and a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation). He is also an ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

Sheryn Fahad

Sheryn Fahad

Exercise Physiologist

Sherryn has completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise science, and a Master's of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. Sherryn has a special interest in metabolic conditions, and helping people get back to doing what they love. Sherryn also specialises in clinical pilates.

Helena Cousins

Helena Cousins

Myotherapist

Helena has completed an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy through the Australian College of Fitness and Bodywork.

Paul Iacovangelo

Paul Iacovangelo

Podiatrist

Paul completed a Bachelor of Podiatry and Masters in Podiatric Surgery. Paul has a special interest in podiatric procedures, and forefoot pain.

Stacey Cherry

Stacey Cherry

APA Sports Physiotherapist

Stacey has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and a Master of Sports Physiotherapy. Stacey specialises in the management of Sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation as well as the management of complex foot and ankle injuries through her work with Foot and ankle Rehabilitation Australia.

Maree Ioannnou

Maree Ioannnou

Physiotherapist

Maree completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy at Latrobe University, and now applies a holistic approach to health in practice. Maree enjoys teaching pilates and is currently the Head Physiotherapist at Scoresby Football Club.

Matthew Pollard

Matthew Pollard

Director of Exercise Services and Exercise Physiologist

Matt has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. With a general case background including high performance, Matt has developed a keen interest in the area of lower limb rehab, particularly around the knee, foot and ankle.

Grace Ramsden

Grace Ramsden

Exercise Physiologist

Grace has a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science (Honours), and a Master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Grace specialises in women’s health and foot and ankle injuries, implementing strategies for females and injury prevention in adolescents.

Finn Kenny

Finn Kenny

Exercise Scientist and Exercise Physiology Student

Finn has a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and ASCA Level 2 accreditation. Finn has a special interest in knee, ankle and hamstring injuries and dysfunction and is a keen basketballer when he’s not injured himself.

Dr. Tracy Peters

Dr. Tracy Peters

Sports and Exercise Physician

Tracy has completed her medical degree at Monash University and from there became a qualified Fellow of the Austrasian College of Sports Physicians.

Brittany Andreola

Brittany Andreola

Dietitian

Brittany has completed her Bachelor in Food and Nutrition Science and Masters of Dietetics. She has also undergone further training in sport and is a qualified Sport Dietitian. Brittany has special interests in sports, eating disorders, gut health (FODMAP's), aged care and healthy eating at all aged. She is currently working within the VFL with Northern Bullants and NAB league with Eastern Ranges as the team dietitian.
Leroy McLennan

Leroy McLennan

Physiotherapist and Athlete Performance Coach

Leroy has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), and a Master's of High Performance Sport. Leroy specialises in youth athletic injuries and sports performance, plus also works as Rehab Physiotherapist for the Western Bulldogs VFL.

Shivan Kotecha

Shivan Kotecha

Physiotherapist

Shiv has a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Human Physiology and Anatomy) and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice from La Trobe University. He has a strong background in gymnastics as both an athlete and an advanced level coach.

Keegan Ziada

Keegan Ziada

Exercise Physiologist

Keegan Ziada has a Bachelor of Athletic Training, a Bachelor of Sports Management and a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Adrian Matotek

Adrian Matotek

Exercise Physiologist

Adrian has a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science and Master’s of Exercise Physiology from Deakin University. Adrian has worked with Rowville Sports Academy, and currently works with Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation Australia at Recover Sports Medicine in Richmond

Annie Thornton

Annie Thornton

Myotherapist

Annie has an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (Honours), a Diploma in Remedial Massage and a Bachelor in Health Science. Annie specializes in soft tissue therapy, treating a wide range of conditions and people from all walks of life. Annie also works with Australian Continental Cycling Teams.

Stuart Imer

Stuart Imer

FARRA Director and Primary Physiotherapist

Stuart Imer has a Bachelor of Applied Science Physiotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Stuart has a particular interest in the treatment of Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. Stuart is also the director and primary physiotherapist at Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation Australia (FARRA).